Category Archives: Dead

Killed – Mukeshbhai Patel (Lexington, KY)

Mukeshbhai Patel

Mukeshbhai Patel moved from India to America about 10 years ago in search of a better life for his wife and their two sons.

Patel, 51, was a family man who worked hard. He was a man of honor and an all-around great man, Jack Shah, a longtime friend of Patel and family spokesman, told the Herald-Leader.

Patel was killed Monday afternoon while working at the Marathon gas station at 1758 Alexandria Drive. A customer found him inside the station just after 3 p.m. Monday and called police. Patel, who was working alone at the time of the shooting, died at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.

Police have charged Travis Michael Bredhold,18, with Patel’s slaying.

Lexington police have charged an 18-year-old man with murder and robbery in the fatal shooting of a Marathon gas station attendant.

Police said they arrested Travis Michael Bredhold on Tuesday at Fayette Mall. He is accused of killing Mukeshbhai Patel, 51, at the Marathon gas station at 1758 Alexandria Drive. Patel, who was working alone at the time of the shooting, died at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.

http://www.kentucky.com/2013/12/11/2982570/gas-station-attendant-had-been.html

http://www.kentucky.com/2013/12/10/2980626/coroner-releases-name-of-victim.html

http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Clerk-murdered-in-Lexington-gas-station-identified-235221401.html

http://www.orpfh.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2346927&fh_id=10496

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kentucky/obituary-preview.aspx?n=mukeshbhai-patel&pid=168491444&referrer=1185

http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2346927&fh_id=10496&option=text

Killed – Dallard Clark (Miami Gardens, FL)

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Miami Gardens Police are looking for a suspect wanted in the murder of a man who was fatally shot on Monday.

Marcus Flowers, 32, is accused of shooting Dallard Clark,40, after witnesses say they were involved in a physical altercation when Flowers pulled out a gun and shot Clark at least once, according to a Miami Gardens Police press release.

The incident occurred Monday at 19571 Northwest 30th Ct. at around 2:32 p.m., according to police.

Clark was airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center where he later died

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Man-Wanted-in-Miami-Gardens-Shooting-235263561.html

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2014/01/28/man-charged-in-deadly-miami-gardens-shooting/

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Dallard-D.-Clark-97454738

Killed – Charles Thomas Deishley (Las Vegas, NV)

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Police performing a welfare check found a man in his 70s dead in his home from an apparent gunshot wound Monday afternoon.

The victim, Charles Thomas Deishley, had been an actor in “Star Trek: The Experience” at the Las Vegas Hilton from its opening in 1998 until it closed in 2008, according to his friend and co-worker Kerstan Szczepanski.

Las Vegas police said a friend of Deishley, who officials have not yet identified, was worried because he hadn’t heard from Deishely in a while.

Police checked the back of the residence in the 2800 block of Alta Drive around 1:45 p.m after no one answered the front door. While checking the backyard, they found Deishley laying on the floor.

Police were able to enter the home through an open door and confirm he was dead.

During his time at the Hilton, he played a Klingon known as General Motog and spoke Klingon to customers in the restaurant.

Police say Charles Thomas Deishley, 70, who portrayed General Motog in The Experience, was found shot to death in his home on Alta Drive.

Metro investigators believe his home may have been broken into. Deishley lived alone and police were called to his home by a friend who grew concerned when he hadn’t heard from Deishley in a few days.

http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/man-found-dead-own-home-burglary-possible-motive

http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/24187489/coroner-names-man-70-found-dead-in-vegas-home

http://www.news3lv.com/mostpopular/story/Star-Trek-The-Experience-actor-found-dead-in-home/JQOR4nrJ80SGjRAGRLiTjQ.cspx

http://lasvegassun.com/news/2013/dec/10/elderly-man-found-shot-death-his-home/

http://www.scrippsmedia.com/ktnv/news/Coroner-identifies-elderly-man-found-dead-in-home-Tuesday-235415181.html

Triple Shooting – Killed – Andrew West (New Bern, NC)

Andrew West1

One man is dead and two others are injured following a triple shooting that occurred around 11:15 a.m. Monday in the 2100 block of Alabama Avenue near Oaks Road.

The incident happened at a car shop. New Bern police say that when they and emergency medical responders arrived on scene, they found Marcello Bryant, 32, of Cove City, in a vehicle at the intersection of Beech Street and Alabama Avenue. Andrew West, 26, of Vanceboro, was found in a yard at Dail Street and Florida Avenue. Both men had been shot and were transported to CarolinaEast Medical Center for treatment.

West was pronounced dead at CarolinaEast, and Bryant was transported to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville via ambulance.

A third shooting victim, Terrell Evans, 29, of New Bern, was at CarolinaEast Medical Center when officers arrived. He had driven himself to the hospital, according to police.

Meanwhile, a person on scene was transported to the New Bern Police Department for questioning and was determined to be the shooter, according to police. They say he is cooperating with law enforcement as the investigation continues. His name was not released.

According to West’s girlfriend, Jasmine Freeman, West sent his vehicle to the car shop to be painted. But the shop owner had his vehicle for about four months and didn’t do anything to fix it, Freeman said.

West then went with two friends- Bryant and Evans- to the car shop to get his money back, said Gooding.

http://www.newbernsj.com/20131209/one-dead-two-injured-after-monday-shooting-in-new-bern/312099897

http://www.wcti12.com/news/police-two-shot-at-car-shop/23394382

http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/New-Bern-Police-Investigate-Shooting-235085221.html

http://www.newbernsj.com/article/20131210/News/312109893

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newbernsj/obituary.aspx?n=andrew-lashaun-west&pid=168521866

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Andrew-L.-West-97417057

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Dr. Mary Jean Martin (Rock Hill, SC)

Dr. Mary Jean Martin

A former chairwoman of Winthrop University’s Board of Trustees died Monday after investigators say her husband shot her and then shot himself at their Rock Hill home.

James Martin, 91, and his wife, Mary Jean Martin, 81, were pronounced dead at about 8:30 a.m. at their home in the Huntington Place neighborhood off Herlong Avenue, York County Coroner Sabrina Gast said. They had been married for 14 years and had no children together.

Gast called the deaths a murder-suicide.

On Tuesday, autopsy results showed that James and Mary Martin died as a result of gunshot wounds, Gast said.

Police were called to the Martin house at about 8 a.m. after a caregiver found the couple, said Executive Officer Mark Bollinger, spokesman for the Rock Hill Police Department. The door to the house at 1662 Huntcliff Drive was locked, he said, and police don’t believe anyone else was involved in the shootings.

Gast said James Martin left behind a note of instructions, telling whoever found the couple what family members to call. The note was not addressed to a specific person.

Investigators plan to submit forensic evidence to the State Law Enforcement Division, Bollinger said.

On Monday in Rock Hill, the 91-year-old husband of Mary Martin, a former chairwoman of the Winthrop University Board of Trustees who was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, shot her as she lay in bed. He then shot and killed himself and was found in that same bed, according to a police report.

So far, as the case remains under investigation, police have not conclusively determined that James H. Martin’s shooting of his wife, 81, was a mercy killing.

But for a York County prosecutor and a Rock Hill church leader – both of whom have dealt with murder-suicide and murder allegedly to end suffering – there is no such thing as a mercy killing.

“The idea that someone, even a spouse who loves the other person, would make the decision to take the life of the other is frightening,” said Willy Thompson, the 16th Circuit deputy solicitor who prosecuted Hartner. “The victim isn’t given a chance to prepare for death, to talk with family, any of that.

“Even if there is illness involved, the victim can’t prepare and no one around them can prepare.”

In the Martin case, there is no one to prosecute because the killer committed suicide.

http://www.thestate.com/news/local/education/article13831388.html

http://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/andrew-dys/article12286484.html

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/former-winthrop-board-member-dead-murder-suicide/ncGsX/

http://www.wbtv.com/story/24185973/police-former-winthrop-board-of-trustees-chair-killed-in-murder-suicide

http://www.scnow.com/news/state/article_a9e3d76a-6275-11e3-9c92-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/heraldonline/obituary-preview.aspx?n=mary-jean-martin&pid=168476197&referrer=2255

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=121630251

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/816297/Martin-James.php

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/heraldonline/obituary-preview.aspx?n=james-hagood-martin&pid=168491483&referrer=2255

Murder/Suicide – Dead – James Martin (Rock Hill, SC)

James Martin

A former chairwoman of Winthrop University’s Board of Trustees died Monday after investigators say her husband shot her and then shot himself at their Rock Hill home.

James Martin, 91, and his wife, Mary Jean Martin, 81, were pronounced dead at about 8:30 a.m. at their home in the Huntington Place neighborhood off Herlong Avenue, York County Coroner Sabrina Gast said. They had been married for 14 years and had no children together.

Gast called the deaths a murder-suicide.

On Tuesday, autopsy results showed that James and Mary Martin died as a result of gunshot wounds, Gast said.

Police were called to the Martin house at about 8 a.m. after a caregiver found the couple, said Executive Officer Mark Bollinger, spokesman for the Rock Hill Police Department. The door to the house at 1662 Huntcliff Drive was locked, he said, and police don’t believe anyone else was involved in the shootings.

Gast said James Martin left behind a note of instructions, telling whoever found the couple what family members to call. The note was not addressed to a specific person.

Investigators plan to submit forensic evidence to the State Law Enforcement Division, Bollinger said.

On Monday in Rock Hill, the 91-year-old husband of Mary Martin, a former chairwoman of the Winthrop University Board of Trustees who was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, shot her as she lay in bed. He then shot and killed himself and was found in that same bed, according to a police report.

So far, as the case remains under investigation, police have not conclusively determined that James H. Martin’s shooting of his wife, 81, was a mercy killing.

But for a York County prosecutor and a Rock Hill church leader – both of whom have dealt with murder-suicide and murder allegedly to end suffering – there is no such thing as a mercy killing.

“The idea that someone, even a spouse who loves the other person, would make the decision to take the life of the other is frightening,” said Willy Thompson, the 16th Circuit deputy solicitor who prosecuted Hartner. “The victim isn’t given a chance to prepare for death, to talk with family, any of that.

“Even if there is illness involved, the victim can’t prepare and no one around them can prepare.”

In the Martin case, there is no one to prosecute because the killer committed suicide.

http://www.thestate.com/news/local/education/article13831388.html

http://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/andrew-dys/article12286484.html

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/former-winthrop-board-member-dead-murder-suicide/ncGsX/

http://www.wbtv.com/story/24185973/police-former-winthrop-board-of-trustees-chair-killed-in-murder-suicide

http://www.scnow.com/news/state/article_a9e3d76a-6275-11e3-9c92-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/heraldonline/obituary-preview.aspx?n=mary-jean-martin&pid=168476197&referrer=2255

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=121630251

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/816297/Martin-James.php

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/heraldonline/obituary-preview.aspx?n=james-hagood-martin&pid=168491483&referrer=2255

Killed – Karen Louise Edwards (Killeen, TX)

Karen Louise Edwards

KILLEEN (December 11, 2013) Karen Louise Edwards, 43, of Killeen, who was killed at a local apartment building, where the man charged in the death held officers at bay for nearly two hours, was shot, stabbed and cut with a sword, an affidavit released Wednesday says.

Daniel Lorenzo Wilson, 41, of Killeen was jailed Wednesday evening in lieu of $1 million bond, charged with murder in Edwards’ death.

She died of gunshot wounds, blunt force trauma injuries and stab wounds to the head, trunk and extremities, according to preliminary autopsy results released Wednesday and an affidavit released later in the day details how she was killed.

A woman who was with Wilson at the apartment at 916 Mimosa early Monday morning told investigators that Edwards, whom she knew as “Kiki,” knocked on the door of the apartment and then got into an argument with Wilson.

Then, she said, Wilson “shot Kiki three times and then stabbed and cut Kiki with a sword,” according to the affidavit.

The woman said Wilson then threatened her with a gun and forced her at gunpoint to help him drag the dead woman to an abandoned residence in the area, the affidavit said.

Afterward, she told investigators, Wilson forced her to return to his apartment where he put the gun on a table.

She told investigators that at the first opportunity, she grabbed the gun and ran.

She called 911 at around 5:30 a.m. Monday and reported that she had escaped from a man who took her hostage after shooting Edwards.

The woman led officers to Edwards’ body behind 919 Mimosa St., and the Killeen Police Department’s SWAT Team was sent to the scene.

Officers blocked off surrounding streets, evacuated some residents in the area and told others to remain inside.

Police negotiators were able to convince the man to surrender at around 7:25 a.m. Monday.

Investigators later found what appeared to be blood and drag marks leading away from the apartment and found “a large amount of suspected blood” inside the residence, where they also discovered and seized “numerous knives and swords.”

http://www.kwtx.com/home/headlines/235036611.html

http://kdhnews.com/news/crime/killeen-man-charged-with-murder/article_8b7d8e18-62db-11e3-90dd-0019bb30f31a.html

http://kdhnews.com/news/crime/police-release-name-of-woman-killed-in-killeen-shooting/article_9bef9650-61c4-11e3-8426-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.kxxv.com/story/24170295/killeen-standoff

http://www.killeentexas.gov/files/KPD-Homicide-Suspect-Charged.pdf

http://www.abc40.com/story/24170295/killeen-standoff

http://www.statesman.com/news/news/local/woman-shot-killed-in-killeen/ncGKM/

http://www.nashfuneralhome.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2349722&fh_id=13211

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/belleville/obituary-preview.aspx?n=karen-edwards&pid=168641707&referrer=1341